Another specialist in this genre, Catharine Mee, who writes as CS Mee, won the new Clare Swift Short Story Award for her story Metaphrasis
The section on "Nonnus and Late Antique Paideia" opens with an article which perhaps would have been better placed in the following section, on "Nonnus and Christianity": in this, Andrew Faulkner compares the translational methods of Nonnus' Paraphrase and the anonymous Metaphrasis
of the Psalms.
Caspar d'Ansse de Villoison: accedunt praeter multa hucusque inedita, Philemonis grammatici fragmenta, tertii Iliados libri prosaica metaphrasis
The Edge-Hill chapter takes us into Birmingham industry and the implications of simulation (versus imitation), from "Brummagen" manufacture to georgic metaphrasis
, or the versification of prose treatises.
Hence, the "that is to say" of the title evokes the necessity and impossibility of translating Cixous' work, the impossibility of a metaphrasis
that would parse each Cixousian phrase with a "that is to say.
One might compare the archaic technique of metaphrasis
, whereby epic hexameters and the like were transposed into different metres and dialect by later poets (cf.
Ln Synesii de regno orationem metaphrasis
(edicion latina), 1697; Krabinger, J.
Elizabeth Colon, Metaphrasis
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